WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University football assistant coach Richan Gaskins will be a summer intern with the Baltimore Ravens as part of the NFL’s minority coaching fellowship program. Gaskins will work with Assistant Head Coach/Secondary Coach Steve Spagnuolo and Assistant Secondary Coach Chris Hewitt until training camp concludes in mid-August. Gaskins will also assist Head Coach John Harbaugh and Defensive Coordinator Dean Pees with various duties, as assigned, throughout the internship.
"It’s a great opportunity for me as a coach to learn from the best. I will get to see how things are done at a first-class organization, who have been successful over the years," said Gaskins. "I hope to bring back as much as I can to Gallaudet when we open our training camp in mid-August."
Gaskins, 27, will enter his third season, this fall, on the Gallaudet football coaching staff where he has coached the team’s defensive backs. He graduated from Duquesne University in 2008 where he played two years at linebacker for the Dukes.
The Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship is administered through the league’s player engagement department to increase the number of full-time minority coaches in the league. Walsh introduced the idea to the league in 1987 when he brought in a group of minority coaches into his San Francisco 49ers training camp, and eventually every team became a participant in the program.
In addition to Gaskins, the Ravens hired three other coaches to participate in the program this summer. The other participants in the coaching fellowship program are former NFL wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth, former NFL defensive back Sam Madison and Tsuyoshi Kawata from Stanford University.
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